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ART BY JO

Painting | Knitting | Crafting

 

WHO I AM

Painting, knitting and crafting have been a wonderful pastime, but I have a desire to turn my hobby into a career. I would love to share my passion with anyone who wants bespoke pieces to enhance their home or to give as gifts.


There is nothing more rewarding as an artist than to have someone connect emotionally with my work, and this is where Art by Jo was born.

 

MY CREATIONS

At Art by Jo, I have created a range of pieces, using oil paint, acrylics, pebble art, pencil, and knitting wool. The art ranges from local Irish landscapes to abstract designs and knitted projects. Every piece is unique and inspired by my own experiences and fascinations. I invite you to take a look for yourself.

MUSSENDEN TEMPLE

Acrylic on canvas of one of Northern Ireland's most iconic landmarks.

WHITE PARK BAY COWS

Oil on canvas of when the cows fancy a dander on the beach.

BLOSSOMS IN SPRING

Oil on canvas of an abstract blossom branch in spring.

 

SWIRL ON THE SURFACE

Oil on canvas of a swirl of bubbles on the water's surface

ROAD TRIP TO DONEGAL

Oil on canvas of a stone wall with wildflowers pushing through, overlooking a bay in Donegal.

SHOOTING STARS IN THE NIGHT SKY

Oil on canvas of a sunset seeping into a night sky, with a forest silhouette setting the scene.

 

WEDDING GUEST BOOK

Acrylic paint on the front of a brown paper scrapbook, which will be used in the lovely Martha and John's wedding.

WEDDING WELCOME SIGN

Acrylic paint on wood of a welcome sign for Laura and Matthew's wedding day, decorated with roses around the edges.

ME AND YOU

Pebble art capturing a romantic moment, using materials I gathered on walks to the beach.

 

LET'S GET CARRIED AWAY

Pebble art of a figure getting carried away by balloons. A perfect gift for a friend for a birthday or before they go on an adventure!

CABLED BABY CARDIGAN WITH HAT

Hand knitted in DK wool, this cardigan has both moss stitch and cable pattern for a traditional look.

CABLED BABY CARDIGAN

Hand knitted in DK, this cardigan is cabled throughout, with matching hat and blanket available

 

WELCOME TO THE WEDDING BOARD

A welcome board created in one week for a lockdown wedding!

ROSES BLANKET

Hand knitted in DK wool, this blanket is a patchwork design, lined with fleece.

GRANDPARENT PEBBLE ART

Framed pebble art, personalised to the number of grandchildren that a couple have. Great gift idea!

 

ENGAGEMENT GIFT

Personalised engagement gift, with date of engagement. Perfect for an adventurous couple ready to travel the world together!

WILDFLOWERS IN SUMMER

Oil on canvas, this painting captures  a bright wildflower scene, using lots of colours sure to brighten up any room.

MINI SEA-THEMED CANVASES

Group of 3 miniature oils on canvas, on a sea theme. Crashing wave, sea foam and a landscape overlooking Portrush, group together in a visually dynamic trio.

 

CABLED BLANKET

Large cabled blanket with ribbed edge. This particular blanket is not for sale but similar could be commisioned in any colour.

TULIP BOUQUET

Colouring pencil on brown paper, this piece captures the vibrancy of the tulips, one of my favourite flowers.

BENBULBIN MOUNTAIN SLIGO

Acrylic on paper, of the distinctive Benbulbin mountain, with the detail of a fence in the foreground.

 

MOONLIT WALKS

Oil on canvas of a moonlit walk by a lake. Purposefully out of proportion, this moon is like one from a dream.

REFLECTION OF THE MOURNES

Acrylic on card, this painting was done from a photograph taken on a beautiful day on Newcastle beach.

SUNSET AT THE MOURNES

Acrylic on paper, of a stunning winter sunset with the classic peaks of the Mournes in silhouette.

 

MAGILLIGAN POINT FROM BINEVENAGH

Oil on canvas of a sunset over Magilligan Point, from the top of Binevenagh. If you've never been there, it is worth a drive up for those stunning views!

GOLDEN REFLECTIONS

Acrylic on canvas, this abstract piece captures the colours and movement of sea.

CRASHING WAVES

Oil on canvas, I had some fun painting this one outside in the garden on a hot day, with some wave sounds on in the background!

 

FAMILY PEBBLE ART

A family themed pebble art created for a customer who personalised it with a religious verse that was important to her. Personalised to any saying, verse, poem or family name. Approx £20.

HOME SWEET HOME

Pebble art as a home-warming gift, personalised for the family it was gifted to. Dogs are very much part of the family in this frame! Approx £20

IT'S MY WEDDING DAY!

Acrylic on wood, I had some fun painting this one as a gift from a groom to his wife-to-be on their wedding morning! So easily personalised, this kind of wedding sign can be painted with whichever colours, words, flowers or design you choose.

 

WADDLING DUCK

Trying my hand to a bit of charcoal drawing, capturing the inquisitive nature of this little duck who came to get a closer look at my camera! 

CLIFF WALKS

Oil on canvas of one of my favourite walks of the North Coast, along the cliffs between Portballintrae and the Giant's Causeway.

WATERCOLOUR BOOKMARKS

Watercolour and ink bookmarks, £4 each, with the option to be personalised to your favourite author/book upon request. A perfect gift for the avid reader!

 

HAKUNA MATATA

A piece of word art commissioned by a customer for her daughter's bedroom. We're never too old for a bit of Disney in our lives. If you'd like something similar, or with a different phrase, just get in contact. 

DAIRY COWS

Painted as a gift for a farmer friend, these moo cows are a very characterful addition to the home. If you would like something similar, just get in touch.

 

ART BY JO

Learn. Create. Involve.

Art By Jo is a small business selling art  and creating some personalised pieces. If there are any pieces in the gallery that you like but are sold out or require personalisation, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

 

Tel: 07526899662

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